|Im sort of half heartedly putting this cosplay together at the moment until i decide to really tuck in and work on it properly. Only reason being is that i dont feel comfortable cosplaying this dress-sphere at this current time, but im working on getting the confidence and body to do it!|
I currently have the bikini top that i just need to modify and I have the scarf that my mom kindly hand knitted for me in just a week between working etc.
UPDATE: Thinking of doing Rikku during Hyper Japan on the other day when I'm not Roxas XD As I now feel confident enough to actually do this costume- moved back to in progress due to the scarf being done and wanting to do it at hyper japan. So it's in progress to give me the motivation to get this one done!
UPDATE 2: Coz of time factor and funds I have changed to doing Kairi instead. But keeping Rikku to in progress as it will urge me to find an upcoming event to wear her to! Maybe Kita next year....
UPDATE 3: Putting Ayacon up for event as if i can afford to go to ayacon I will strive to be Rikku for then but its not 100% yet
UPDATE 4: Decided I wanna try and get this done for Kita next year
UPDATE 5: WE GOT THE FULL YRP AND MORE FOR KITA! YAAAAY!
UPDATE 6: Thanks to my mom for being a great sport- she's completed my sleeves for me (adding the tassly bits), so now with the bits i'm borrowing from Nomes I can consider Rikku pretty much complete for Kitacon. I'll leave her in the 'In Progress' section though probably over the months I'll eventually make the belt/pouches, boots and get the gloves. But she's far enough complete for Kita so I'm relieved
|buy skirt and edit||High||In Progress|
|find and mod bikini top I have||High||In Progress|
|do daggers||High||In Progress|
|khaki skirt for base||£9.97||Bought|
|orange trim for bikini top||£0.99||Bought|
|more masking tape||£1.00||Bought|
Sleeves!! (Posted 24th March 2012)
Soooooooo now I have both daggers completed, I need to focus on the sleeves.... luckily for me mom found fabric at her thrift store where she works, so it hasn't had to cost me anything! HOOZAH!!
Sooo this is how I'm going to do the sleeves I think:
1) Make the sleeves out of 2 rectangle pieces so their fitted but baggy aka the right fit lol
OR put down each side of the sleeves wide strips, and tie each bow once im wearing them, but thats time consuming for each wear so I'll probably go with the first plan so I only have to worry about sliding the sleeves onto my arms, using the elastic to hold them in place. I know hers dont seem to have elastic in the top, but in all honesty where my arms are so damn skinny they're not gonna stay up in place at all without a bit in the top.
Damn computer game characters and their power to keep baggy sleeves in place without any form of aid and my super skinny arms lol
UPDATE: Started work on the sleeves this evening... just got to make the second sleeve and the bows
updates (Posted 11th March 2012)
Soooooo now I've got one dagger completed I'm going to add this journal entry with updates on whats been done and still needs to be done.
Daggers- one completed, one to be finished. so 55% completed in total... second dagger needs more masking tape, some more papier mache then it can be painted
Top: 95% completed.. just needs grommets in it for the centre lacing
Skirt: 95% completed: same status as the top funnily enough!
Sleeves: Need to get fabric for them unless mom finds the right fabric in an item of clothing at her work for me, then they need to be made
Everything else (gloves,belt/pouches,boots): borrowing off Nomes because of time restrictions and lack of money- she's an angel!
Wig: bought just waiting on it to arrive.. could happen any day up until the 3rd April when it should arrive by
Also MUST GET TONED UP A BIT FOR THIS!!! I dont wanna have to be breathing in all day for this... but first must lose the weight I've gained... gaaaahhhhhh *so annoyed at self*
Wig (Posted 9th March 2012)
So I just checked my ebay and just found out my Rikku wig has been shipped today!!
I was told it takes between 18-25days to reach me, so I was counting on the calendar on this mac 25 days as of tomorrow and that takes me up to the 3rd April. So in theory it should arrive in time give and take a week before I have to go to the train station for Kita.
Really hoping this theory does work and I do receive it in time! I wanna be able to do a wig and make up test before I go to kita and do any adjustments to the wig if it needs it. ^___^
See picture for the wig I bought.
thief daggers (Posted 6th January 2012)
or whatever you wanna call them lol. Anyway, I started work on them the other day, and for the last three days I've been slowly adding layers upon layers of newspaper using the papier mache method over cardboard as I dont have the tools or skills to do woodwork for them.
I've only done about 3 or 4 layers in total about 2 or 3 ayers on each side i think on one of them. It's going to be such a long process this way I think, but I'm hooping by the end of it, it will be worth it. ^_^
Pics will hopefully up soon when i get round to actually taking at least one
UPDATE 9/3/2012: I'm going to get some more masking tape for my second dagger as its too thin even now, but for the most detailing, due to time restrictions I'm not being too fussed about getting the depth in the 3D effect as much as I was before.
I've started painting one of the daggers and thats almost done, then I can go back to focus on the outfit, until I get more masking tape for the 2nd dagger and complete that. Then its a case of finding some grommets for the top and skirt and getting some slightly see through fabric or thin cotton fabric for the sleeves.
Thanks to Naomi (aka Nomes) she's letting me borrow the belt and pouches, gloves and boots for this as I dont have time to get it all done in time. I'm so so so SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO thankful to her!
possible base wig? (Posted 4th January 2012)
I'm browsing through a seller that ahs fantastic wigs for quite cheap as all their stuff is on sale at the moment, and i came across this vocaloid Len wig which I think might be a good base wig for Rikku- I just need to get a ponytail extension for it and other extensions to do the plaits.
What do you guys think? It's only £14, and the fringe is perfect to work with. I wanted to go for a more natural blodne look with Rikku instead of the strawberry blonde in some refs anyway as i think it will look better on me, actually.. i know it will look better on me, the strawberry blonde doesnt suit me at all so i will need to go for a lighter blonde.
wax cord (Posted 20th November 2011)
Looking at her skirt, and bikini top the cord lining looks around the same shade of colour. So I've also been debating whether or not to go for orange wax cord or stick with the yellow, considering the trim on her top is orange.
Pic includes the image of the orange wax cord I found.... I did find a thong that is very orange so this matches it perfectly...
Talking of her top... I'm thinking of getting fabric paint to paint on the bikini top the orange trim and on the straps that tie round her neck and back, then use the wax cord for the centre bow tie, so maybe it would be best to do all the trim in orange.... or should i get one roll of yellow for the skirt and one for the top?
Rikku's sleeves (Posted 20th November 2011)
looking REALLY closely at Rikku's sleeves, it seems they are infact slightly see through as you can see her arms through the fabric. So I'm really debating whether to go for a slightly sheer cotton 4 way stretch fabric, or a normal 4 way stretch white cotton fabric that ISNT see through... I know most rikku cosplayers use block thick fabric for her sleeves, but I'm really tempted to go that extra mile and be that bit more accurate lol.
Opinions? Pic to your left is of the slightly see through fabric. It looks quite close to the ref image of Rikku...
Thanks to Nomes (Posted 30th May 2011)
Thanks to the amazing nomes I don't have to buy/commission/or attempt to poorly make Rikku's boots and belt/pouches!
THANK YOU HUNNY!!!!
So that saves me ALOT of money and means I can really concentrate on doing the hair right! ^_^
UPDATE: 20/11/2011: She's also gonna let me borrow the brown gloves after talking with her the other night. ^_^ SO now to get a skirt, the wig, and other bits! I really wanna make this already! I've waited too long to cosplay Rikku!
belt and pouches and boots (Posted 18th May 2011)
I think I'll have to commission someone to make Rikku's belt as I have no idea at all on how to make it. Either that or borrow someone's for the event as I have several friends who has cosplayed Rikku ^_^
If anyone I know has any ideas on good commissioners who do me a really cheap deal on the belt/pouches or canlend meit for Hyper Japan let me know 'kay!? XD
As for boots, I have white boots already from when Idid Wedding Yuna (Infact I have 2 types of white boots from that one costume) so I'll mod the non shiny ones if I can find them to turn into Rikku's boots. They wont be 100% accurate due to the style of the boots now, but they'll definitely be as close as I can possibly get them on my cheap skate budget!
gloves (Posted 18th May 2011)
So I went on ebay to look at price ranges for brown fingerless gloves. Being a vegetarian I hate the thought of using leather... BUT do you think I can get fake leather on ebay? NO! *sigh*
So i'm going to have to go for real leather after all by the looks of things. Which sucks and I'll feel horrid for wearing them on my hands... but if it's all i can get then it will have to do, because I cant make gloves myself.